Our last afternoon in Porto. We decided to just let our feet take us around Porto. Dark rain clouds were looming so we wore our rain jackets. It was also very cold. We came across a market selling local wares and this is where the rain started falling. Porto is very hilly with most streets … Continue reading An afternoon in Porto
The afternoon after our jumper shopping expedition in Regua we set sail for the town of Barca D'Alva. The following day we would be heading to Salamanca. Some of us went to the top deck to see the 3 bridges in all their glory. The sun was shinning. Yet the wind chill factor must have … Continue reading Barca D’Alva and a wee bit of Lemon juice and a ton of whiskey!
We set off to see Lamego in driving rain and fog. It was April 2019 so in Australia that's Spring. Our Springs down under are cool nights and warm days. In Portugal they considered it winter still. It was cold, I don't think the temperature was over 5 degrees. It was snowing in some areas … Continue reading Our vist to Lamego – Portugal
Today we would be visiting Guimaraes Portugal. Before we left Australia we were given a choice of two places to visit. One was Guimaraes Portugal or Quinta da Aveledao. Muriel and I decided on Guimaraes City. We woke up to a wet and very cold day. My biggest worry was those cobble stones, they can … Continue reading Guimarães City Portugal
3 flights and many hours later we arrived safely in Porto. Our flights from Australia were ok. I think I actually slept a bit. Which is not the normal for me. I flew from Melbourne to Singapore and Muriel from Perth to Singapore. We then flew from Singapore to Frankfurt. We had a couple of … Continue reading First Day in Porto for the sisters
Have you ever thought of going on a river cruise? If not why not? You may very well change your mind once you read this. This cruise would be our fourth river cruise and our first with Scenic. From the moment we stepped on board we knew this cruise was going to be amazing. This … Continue reading A River Cruise, Why Not!
Back in January Muriel, myself, her son Chris and his girlfriend did a two-day trip of the Great Ocean Road here in Victoria. Monday saw the 4 of us line up in Chris's car to board the Ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. The trip takes about 40 mins The cars line up to board … Continue reading Great Ocean Road
Montmarte...I fell in love with this bohemian village on our first trip to Paris. A place where poets, artists and writers lived as it was a cheap place to live. I could imagine sitting in one of the many cafes in a past life writing about the people I saw each day. Joining me would … Continue reading Montmartre – Artists Village
Wow...its 2019 in this part of the world. A lot of you are still in 2018. So this year brings a bit of travel for us. A couple of days with my sister Muriel and her son Christopher and his girlfriend. I have to be quiet where we are going as I don't think Muriel … Continue reading Happy New Year – 2019
Richard the Lionheart - King of England and Duke of Normandy built Chateau Gaillard in two years! From 1196 - 1198. Two Years! It was built to protect both the Seine River and Rouen from the powerful King of France Philippe Auguste. These two had set out on a crusade to the Holy Land earlier but … Continue reading Chateau Gaillard – Richard the Lionhearts Castle